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  • Oh, hey. Sorry, guys. Just watching the game. So I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome

  • to this lesson on talking about sports. So today, I'm going to look at some of the basic

  • vocabulary that we use to talk about our favorite teams, what happened in the game yesterday...

  • And this is useful to talk about soccer, football, hockey, baseball -- almost any team sport

  • that you can think of and maybe some single sports as well. So today, I have a sample

  • situation. Realistic or non-realistic, depends on what year it is, I guess. Here, we have

  • the score of a soccer game in the English Premier League. It's Arsenal 2, Chelsea 1.

  • So some of the most common questions that you ask if you've watched the game yesterday

  • in the past was, you know, "Who played?" "What was the score?" "Who won?" So these are the

  • three most common questions that sports fans ask about a game that just happened.

  • So I'm going to look at some of the most common vocab to start, and then, I'll look at some

  • of the more specific situations. So here are five different sentences -- the five most

  • common sentences that you use when you talk about one team defeating another team or beating

  • another team. So if we talk about who played yesterday, you could say, "Arsenal played

  • against Chelsea." So it's -- we say "played against"; "they played against." You could

  • say "with", but it's not as common. Normally, we say, "They played against each other" or,

  • "They played against one another."

  • Now, here, the score is Arsenal 2, Chelsea 1. So we can say, "Arsenal won against Chelsea."

  • You could also say, "Arsenal won 2-1 against Chelsea" -- the score. And very common, "Arsenal

  • beat Chelsea." So very common verb when talking about sports is "beat".

  • Now, on the other side, if you want to talk about the loser, we can say, "Chelsea lost

  • against" or, "Chelsea lost to arsenal", okay? So, "Chelsea lost against arsenal. They lost

  • to Arsenal." You can also say, "They lost 2-1." So you can give the sore as well.

  • And finally, this is the passive construction. Here, we have, "Arsenal beat Chelsea." And

  • in the passive sense, you can say, "Chelsea were beaten by Arsenal." So we don't say "were

  • beat". The past participle of "beat" is "beaten", so you have to say, "Chelsea were beaten by

  • Arsenal. They were beaten 2-1". Okay? Again, no offense to Chelsea fans. I'm just an arsenal

  • supporter, so that's just me.

  • Now, let's look at some other situations that happen in sports -- team sports specifically.

  • Here, we have some different scores, different situations. So here, we have a game where

  • it's Manchester United and Liverpool, and the score was 1-1. So we can say, "The game

  • ended in a draw" or, "The game ended in a tie." So these are the two words that you

  • need to know if the score is the same. So if the score is 1-1, 2-2, 0-0, you can say,

  • "The game ended in a draw" or, "The game ended in a tie." You can also just say, "They tied"

  • or, "They tied 1-1." "They tied 2-2." Okay?

  • Here, we have another situation. Arsenal 5, Everton 0. So in this situation, Arsenal won

  • by a large difference of goals. So if one team dominates the other team on the scoreboard,

  • we can say, "It was a blowout." So here, we have "blowout". So think of the words "blow

  • out". So here, we can say that "Arsenal blew Everton out." So, "They blow them out."

  • "Arsenal blew Everton out." And you can also use the passive where "Everton, they were blown out."

  • So here, you use, "They were blown out" in the passive construction for Everton. "They

  • were blown out. Arsenal blew them out." Okay? And here, "The game was a blowout. It was

  • not even close. It was not close." Now, here, we have Real Madrid 3, Barcelona 2. It sounds

  • like a very exciting game, a close game. So if you have a close game, you can just say,

  • "It was a close game." If you want to get a little bit more -- I'll use the term "slangy",

  • I guess. Use a little bit more slang. You can say, "It was a nail-biter." So think of

  • your nails and -- you're watching the game. It's so exciting. It's so close, and you're

  • so nervous that you're biting your nails. So you can say, "The game was a nail-biter.

  • It was a close game." Okay?

  • All right, guys. So to learn to talk about sports, that's what we did today. And again,

  • a quick review. "Arsenal played against Chelsea." "Arsenal won against Chelsea." "Arsenal beat

  • Chelsea." I just like saying that. It sounds so satisfying. "Chelsea lost against arsenal."

  • "They lost to Arsenal." "They were beaten by Arsenal." And if the game is close or if

  • it ends in 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, "The game ended in the draw or a tie." You can also say, "The

  • two teams tied." Sorry. There we go. And if the game had a large difference, you can say,

  • "The game was a blowout." So, "Arsenal blow Everton out." "They blew them out." And, "They

  • were blown out." And if the game is close, you can say, "It was a close game" or, "It

  • was a nail-biter." All right?

  • Okay, guys. That's it for this lesson. If you want to test your understanding of this

  • material, as always, you can do the quiz on And don't forget to subscribe

  • to my YouTube channel. Go Gunners!

Oh, hey. Sorry, guys. Just watching the game. So I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome


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